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Top 6 Takeaways from the Google Marketing Live 2018 Keynote

July 11th, 2018 Posted by SEM and Digital Advertising No Comment yet

Google is at it again, rolling out several new updates to their digital marketing platforms as early as today. Learn how their latest product changes announced during the Google Marketing Live 2018 keynote could affect the way you use their platforms and how you can optimize the updates to make your marketing initiatives smarter.

First off let’s take a look at why Google is altering their widely popular platform(s). With over 40,000 searches happening every second, people look to search engines for navigation in their lives. According to Google they’ve been listening to the estimated 3.5 billion searches a day and have learned that consumers look to advertising for assistance.

To meet those consumers’ needs, Google aims to deliver experiences that are both personal and add worth with three core principles in mind to be valuable, transparent, and trustworthy. To meet marketers’ needs Google promises better results, simpler experiences, and stronger collaborations. Using machine learning technology, Google streamlines processes so marketers can be more efficient and ultimately more successful.

Here are the top 6 takeaways that you should know about Google’s Marketing Live Keynote before you login next: (more…)

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6 Ways to Use Twitter for Business to Business Marketing

June 27th, 2018 Posted by Social Media No Comment yet

Learn 6 secrets to seeing results using Twitter for business to business (B2B) marketing.

When it comes to supporting your B2B marketing efforts with social media it seems like everyone is flocking to LinkedIn, but while the professional network can be a great platform to see success and engage with prospects (more on that here) it’s not the only one.  In fact, 87% of B2B marketers are already using Twitter to distribute content, build credibility, reach audiences across the funnel, and generate leads.

So, how can you start seeing results with Twitter for business to business marketing? (more…)

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4 Things to Consider Before Starting a Paid Search Campaign

June 7th, 2018 Posted by SEM and Digital Advertising No Comment yet

There’s no doubt that running a successful paid search campaign can be a profitable strategy for your business if done properly. But to get that ROI back, you need to fully understand what you’re getting yourself into. Not surprisingly, Google makes it VERY easy to spend money in AdWords, and things can get out of hand quite quickly if you aren’t sure what you’re doing.

Here are 4 considerations to help you kick-start your paid search campaign,  attain a healthy CTR, and drive positive ROI! (more…)

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Why You Should Consider Niche Social Media Platforms as Part of your Social Media Strategy

May 30th, 2018 Posted by Social Media, Strategy No Comment yet

The world of social media is fragmenting and while the big players aren’t going anywhere soon (even with the recent Cambridge Analytica drama) it seems like new platforms are emerging everywhere, each tailored to its own unique niche. From gamers and beer lovers to students and engineers you name it and there’s probably a social network (or app) for it.

The idea of niche social media platforms isn’t new. In fact, they’ve existed in some form for a while now since Reddit and Tumblr first hit the scene. Recently, they’ve been growing in popularity with brands and users alike. Social media is supposed to be social after all. People want to connect with people like them and these new platforms are making it easier than ever. (more…)

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The Key Difference Between Macro and Micro Influencers

May 24th, 2018 Posted by Social Media No Comment yet

We’re often asked when it comes to influencer marketing whether bigger influencers equate to greater returns. The discussion of whether to use a macro influencer versus a micro influencer has gained a lot of attention in the last few years and for good reason. As social media and digital PR continue to dominate, influencers are gaining popularity in almost all conceivable fields. (more…)